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2011 Mazda 6 vs. 2012 Mazda 6

To start off, 2012 Mazda 6 is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2011 Mazda 6. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2011 Mazda 6 would be higher. Both 2011 Mazda 6 and 2012 Mazda 6 are equipped with a 2,500 cc engine. In terms of performance, both vehicles can yield 170 horse power. So under normal driving conditions, the acceleration of both vehicles should be relatively similar.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear wheel drive vehicles. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, both vehicles can yield 226 Nm of torque. So under normal driving conditions, the ability to climb up hills and pull heavy equipment should be relatively similar for both vehicles.

Compare all specifications:

2011 Mazda 6 2012 Mazda 6
Make Mazda Mazda
Model 6 6
Year Released 2011 2012
Body Type Sedan Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2500 cc 2500 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 170 HP 170 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 226 Nm 226 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 4000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type 5-speed automatic 5-speed automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1484 kg 1484 kg
Vehicle Length 4920 mm 4755 mm
Vehicle Width 1839 mm 1795 mm
Vehicle Height 1471 mm 1440 mm
Wheelbase Size 2789 mm 2789 mm
Fuel Consumption 7.8 L/100km 7.8 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 11.2 L/100km 11.2 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 70 L


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